Alistair Anderson’s Fancy reel

Alistair Anderson's Fancy has been added to 8 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Alistair Anderson's Fancy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|(3DEF|"G"GBFG EGDC|"G"B,DGB "C"cedc|"G"BGDG BdcB|"D7"AGFG AcBA|!
|"G"GBFG EGDC|"G"B,D"G"GB "C"cedc|"G"Bgfe "D7"dBAc|"G"B2G2 G2:||!
||FG|"D7"AcFA DFAc| "G"BdGB DGBd|"C"cege "G"BdGB|AGFE DGFG|!
|"D7"AcFA DFAc|"G"BdGB DGBd|"C"cege dBAc|"G"B2G2 G2FG|!
|"D7"AcFA DFAc|"G"BdGB DGBd|"C"cege "G"BdGB|"D7"Agfe dcBA|!
|"G"GBFG EGDC|"G"B,DGB "C"cedc|"G"Bgfe "D7"dBAc|"G"B2G2 G2||
ABC
X: 2
T: Alistair Anderson's Fancy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
R: hornpipe
|: (3DEF |G>BF>G E>GD3/[C/c/] | [B,3/B3/]D/G>B c>ed>c | B>GD>G B>dc>B | A>GF>G A>c (3cBA |
G>BF>G (3EFG D3/[C/c/] | [B,3/B3/]D/G>B c>e (3edc | B>g (3gfe d>BA>c | (3BcB G2 G2 :|
F>G |A>cF>A D>FA>c | B>dG>B D>GB>d | ^c>eg>e d>B=c>A | A>G (3GFE D2 F>G |
(3ABc F>A D>F A2 | (3Bcd G>B D>G B2 | ^c>eg>e d>B (3ABc | B2 G2 G>DF>G |
A>c (3FGA D>F (3ABc | B>d (3GAB D>G (3Bcd | ^c>eg>e B>dG>B | A>gf>e d>^c=c>A |
G>BF>G E>G D2 | [B,3/B3/]D/G>B c>ed>c | B>gf>e (3ded (3cBA | (3GAG F2 G2 |]
ABC
X: 3
T: Alistair Anderson's Fancy
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
R: hornpipe
|: (3DEF |G>BF>G E>GD>C | B,>DG>B c>ed>c | B>GD>G B>dc>B | A>GF>G A>cB>A |
G>BF>G E>GD>C | B,>DG>B c>ed>c | B>gf>e d>BA>c | B2 G2 G2 :|
F>G |A>cF>A D>FA>c | B>dG>B D>GB>d | c>eA>c B>dG>B | A>GF>E D>GF>G |
A>cF>A D>FA>c | B>dG>B D>GB>d | c>eg>e d>BA>c | B2 G2 G2 F>G |
A>cF>A D>FA>c | B>dG>B D>GB>d | c>eA>c B>dG>B | A>gf>e d>cB>A |
G>BF>G E>GD>C | B,>DG>B c>ed>c | B>gf>e d>BA>c | B2 G2 G2 |]
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Three comments

Alistair Anderson’s Fancy

A Willy Atkinson tune that does not appear to be published as abc.
The Angels of the North are playing this as a set after Will Atkinson’s Early Morning Reel and Willy Tayklor’s Emma’s Reel. All three are lovely chuggy tunes.

“Alistair Anderson’s Fancy” C: Will Atkinson - first entered as a reel:

The structure and melody of this one just kept directing me to swing it as a hornpipe. So here it is, one take of it anyway, as a hornpipe. I well know that hornpipes can be taken straight, it is done plenty of times, quite commonly in North America, but also in England and elsewhere. If you take some of the old collections and transcriptions, many tend to give hornpipes without any obvious swing, the same as for reels, 4/4 and straight, any swing taken for granted, or as an option. Here’s this one swung…

X: 3 “Alistair Anderson’s Fancy” C: Will Atkinson

I went looking to see if I could find any recordings of this one and in doing so I came across another transcription for it as a hornpipe in several places, but the same transcription and transcriber:

Z: Peter Dunk

Discussion: What am I playing??
http://forum.melodeon.net/
http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php?topic=1227.5;wap2

Discussion: Something For The Weekend?
http://www.concertina.net/
http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=7837&page=2

http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/music/ndx/AL.html ~ X: 388

For comparison’s sake I’ve added it here, with minor adjustments to the B-part, Peter’s originally dividing that into a B and C part, but my taking it as happens with many such tunes, where the last four bars/measures of the A and B part agree, are the same, another trait not uncommon amongst hornpipes. Here’s hoping dear Peter won’t mind, but ever ready to ask Jeremy to remove it if there’s a problem…